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Economy 03 Dec 2016 | 2:36 PM

US jobless rate falls to 9-year low, payrolls rise

WASHINGTON: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent in November, as employers added another 178,000 jobs, making it almost certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month.

Business 04 Mar 2016 | 10:46 PM

US payrolls surge, bolster Fed rate hike prospects

WASHINGTON: U.S. employment gains surged in February, the clearest sign yet of labor market strength that could further ease fears the economy was heading into recession and allow the Federal Reserve to gradually raise interest rates this year.

Business 02 Apr 2015 | 6:44 AM

US private payrolls, factory data point to weak first quarter growth

WASHINGTON: U.S. private employers added the smallest number of workers in more than a year in March and factory activity hit a near two-year low, fresh signs that economic growth slowed significantly in the first quarter.

Business 07 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asia shares rise after ECB, focus on payrolls

TOKYO: Asian shares rose and the euro steadied on Friday after the European Central Bank outlined its bond-buying scheme to help calm the euro zone's debt crisis, while firm U.S. data fed speculation of a strong jobs report later in the day.

Business 07 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asia shares soar after ECB, focus on payrolls

TOKYO: Asian shares were on track for their biggest daily gain in six weeks on Friday after the European Central Bank outlined its plan to calm the euro zone's debt crisis and firm U.S. data fed speculation of a strong jobs report later in the day.

Business 02 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

US stocks slip, eye payrolls report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks treaded water on Thursday after the previous day's massive gains, but traders worried that recent strong data could set the market up for a sell-off should Friday's jobs report fall short of hopes.

Business 05 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Euro threatens dollar ahead of U.S. farm payrolls data release

The dollar continued to lose ground Thursday, with the euro now poised to break above the key $1.24 level and encouraging U.S. economic data no longer able to give the greenback much support.The euro advanced to a fresh 9-week high versus the dollar and a 15-week high against the yen as the dollar mostly declined against its major rivals in technically driven trading.

Corporate News 06 Oct 2016 | 10:17 PM

Wall St ends flat with eyes on payrolls, oil climbs

NEW YORK: Major U.S. stock indexes closed little changed on Thursday, even as declining names outnumbered advancers, ahead of job market data seen as key to determine whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates before the end of the year.

Markets 08 Aug 2016 | 8:42 AM

Stocks, dollar gain as payrolls fuel risk-on trades

LONDON: Stock markets rose on Monday and the dollar extended gains as risk appetite revived following strong U.S. job figures that bolstered expectations of faster growth in the world's biggest economy.

World 02 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Payrolls rise sharply, giving Obama some relief

WASHINGTON: U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has dragged on President Barack Obama's reelection chances.